The International Lion Dance Team performed on Feb. 20 outside the New An Dong on South King Street, with hundreds of people watching. The neighborhood was very busy that day as it was the Lunar New Year Food Walk, organized by the Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area. Visitors came to the ID to enjoy $3 […]
Orange King, the iconic restaurant in the U-District, closed last December after struggles with the pandemic among other unknown factors.
By Janice Nesamani NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Taylor Hoang has donned several hats—perhaps it’s a genetic trait inherited from her mother, who she admits could never sit still. From waiting tables and helping her mother as a little girl at their restaurant Huong Binh, in Little Saigon, to opening and running her own restaurants in Seattle […]
The new temporary, emergency Grocery Employee Hazard Pay Ordinance (GEHP) took effect on Feb. 3. Grocery store businesses that employ more than 500 employees worldwide are now required to provide a hazard pay of $4 per hour to their employees during the COVID-19 emergency.
By Kai Curry Northwest Asian Weekly “The initiative reminds me of the Vietnamese proverb ‘Một cây làm chẳng nên non, ba cây chụm lại nên hòn núi cao’—A single tree can’t make a hill, but three trees together turn into a high mountain,” said Vietnamese author Quế Mai Phan Nguyễn on why she was inspired […]
By Janice Nesamani NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY You’ve had a rough work week and a reward sounds good—for most women (and some men), there’s probably nothing more comforting than sinking into a plush massage chair and entrusting your hands and feet to the care of a nail technician at one of the many nail salons across […]
“Well, this is a déjà vu from nine months ago,” says Jesse Tiamson, as he surveys the plant-filled room. Musang, the Beacon Hill restaurant Tiamson manages, is entirely empty, save for the staff. Chairs are stacked on top of tables legs up, flipped upside down like the restaurant industry.
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Putting people out of business and ending dreams. That’s what Washington Hospitality Association (WHA) President and CEO Anthony Anton said Gov. Jay Inslee is doing. On Dec. 8, Inslee announced that he is extending current restrictions on businesses and social gatherings through Jan. 4 due to a continued spike […]
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly For two decades, the Asian supermarket Uwajimaya has stood guard in its current location on 5th Avenue South and South Dearborn Street, which sits on the south border of the International District. With its prominent, blue entryway sign and intricate flower logo, the flagship store drew out-of-town visitors and […]
By Janice Nesamani NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY On July 23, 2020, a GoFundMe page seeking support for the historic Japanese restaurant Maneki went live. The simple message read, “Our beloved Maneki Restaurant in the heart of Japan Town has been an anchor of the community for generations. During this unprecedented Seattle chapter, we are extending an […]